I've blogged about pageant kids before but I have to comment on pageant mom Kerry Campbell, the controversial mother who personally gives her 8 year old daughter Britney botox injections. I thought the forced eyebrow waxings I've seen were bad enough but now I have heard it all.
Britney tells interviewers and reporters that it makes her more beautiful. Her mother, who just happens to have had Britney taken into child protective custody says "when she's a superstar earning millions, she'll thank me for what I did when she was younger".
Forecasting Britney's thank you note to her mother: "Thanks mom, I've been in therapy for quite some time now. I still have zero self esteem from all the times you told me I needed Botox when I was eight. Why couldn't you just let me be a little girl? Why did I have to get a bikini wax when I didn't really have any hair there? I wish you had told me I was beautiful just the way I was and loved me like a normal little girl. I wish I had played outside with my friends and done little girl things. Oh and mom? I need some money. Those millions you promised I would make? Didn't happen."
I have tortured myself into watching a few episodes of "Toddlers and Tiara's" and the equally "gaggy" "Little Miss Perfect". I have done so to really see for myself how the mothers exploit their daughters. I will get blasted for this but it's interesting to note that a good majority of the mom's are mildly to severely overweight. Well, some are just plain fat. And of course I'm not saying that makes them bad people.
BUT, when you watch how they manipulate their little girls like puppets, mainly to make themselves feel good, it's makes me want to wretch. Their lives are empty and dull as they pack on the pounds so they turn to their unsuspecting child for fulfillment. They need to spend a little more time at the gym and less time training their little girls to be hookers.
And what do we produce? Brilliant young ladies like Miss Teen South Carolina 2007? Have we ever been able to decipher exactly what she said?? Or the current Miss Wisconsin who just resigned since she's been arrested for identity theft? I guess it's okay to forge signatures when you're pretty, right?
Bold statement for today: I believe the multi gazillion dollar pageant business should be outlawed. The pageant mothers should be locked up and beaten and these TV channels like TLC should be forced to air programs that actually teach something if you're going to be called THE LEARNING CHANNEL.
I'm sure someone will tell me how beneficial pageants can be. So can therapy. Try it.
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